Fulton cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexFultonAlabamaNational
Cost of living index8489100
IndexFultonAlabamaNational
Goods & Services index9796100
Groceries index9997100
Health care index9486100
Housing index4672100
Transportation index9791100
Utilities index114108100

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  • The cost of living in Fulton is 6% lower than the Alabama average.
  • The cost of living in Fulton is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fulton is 54% lower than the national average.
  • Alabama general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Alabama state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$25,000$2,083$583$750
Renters$51,563$4,297$1,203$1,547

Alabama Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Alabama4%13.5%

Alabama Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Alabama2%5%

Goods & Services

ItemFultonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.27$16.0911.3%
Beauty Salon $41.08$37.3310.0%
Toothpaste $2.00$2.4518.3%
Shampoo $0.95$1.005.1%
Movie $11.58$10.2812.6%
Bowling $4.89$4.930.9%

Groceries

ItemFultonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.76$3.801.2%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.407.4%
Milk $2.30$2.0114.6%
Potatoes $3.37$3.0111.8%
Pizza $8.98$9.899.2%
Beer $8.72$8.902.0%

Health Care

ItemFultonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $131.92$102.1629.1%
Doctor $95.27$108.3612.1%
Dentist $78.64$92.5315.0%
Ibuprofen $9.44$9.281.8%
Lipitor $444.98$425.824.5%

Housing

ItemFultonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $52,500.00$184,700.0071.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $881.46$1,202.4426.7%
Apartment Rent $840.00$949.0011.5%

Transportation

ItemFultonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.08$2.247.5%
Tire Balancing $48.60$46.295.0%

Utilities

ItemFultonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$196.00$165.9618.1%
Phone $31.67$28.6810.4%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Whatley, AL231000%
Pine Hill, AL94079-21%
Thomasville, AL4,06488-12%
Grove Hill, AL1,58390-10%
Fulton, AL18884-16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Kincaid, WV18879-21%
Henderson, NY18886-14%
Elida, NM18878-22%
Mineral, CA1881000%
Elberta, UT18894-6%
Fulton, AL18884-16%
Source: The Fulton, AL cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.